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||Thu, November 8, 2001 at 10:15 PM GMT
||Microsoft Internet Explorer V5.5 using Windows 98
||How long will domain names be used to organise the Internet?
A friend of mine thinks that domain names will be phased out in a couple of years.
He believes voice recognition advances will render domain names obsolete.|
wondering whether anyone has heard anything about this. Really I guess he is forecasting
two changes here:
1. that keywords will replace domains, and
2. that voice
recognition interfaces will accept speech rather than text to direct you to a site
about your keywords.
I can imagine that voice recognition will increase in popularity
as a module installed is OS platforms like Windows, and browsers are already accepting
keywords, but I don't trust the browser/ Microsoft's response to the keywords. I
would much rather use an established accredited search engine i.e. visit a domain
that will redirect me to a suitable site.
This is a point which concerns me and
no doubt others in this forum who purchase domains, sometimes as a commodity. What
do people think is the life of domains? 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, decades
(like phone numbers)?
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